ATTD Interactive Workshop: Tackling Cardiovascular Risk through Weight Control in T2DM

Looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in weight management across diverse populations? Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop focused on real-world case scenarios and evidence-based strategies.

Date: 17 June 2024
Time: 16:00 CET (Find your timezone)


Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and maternal-fetal medicine, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, and other allied healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the unique challenges and considerations in weight management for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
  2. Evaluate appropriate weight management strategies for elderly individuals with T2DM and ASCVD, considering factors such as age, comorbidities, and cardiovascular risk.
  3. Analyze the implications of weight management during pregnancy for individuals with gestational diabetes, focusing on both maternal and fetal health outcomes.
  4. Analyze complex scenarios related to weight management in T2DM, identifying key issues and challenges.
  5. Collaborate effectively with peers and facilitators to develop comprehensive solutions for complex scenarios in weight management for T2DM.


Medha Munshi, MD, Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Medha Munshi, MD, is the Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also a staff geriatrician at the Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston. Dr. Munshi is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Endocrinology and Metabolism. Since joining the faculty, Dr. Munshi has developed a unique Geriatric Diabetes Program at the Joslin Diabetes Center. This model of care is an interdisciplinary program, beyond the traditional diabetes programs, that considers clinical, functional and psychosocial barriers faced by older adults before formulating individualized treatment strategies.

Naushira Pandya M.D., CMD, FACP, Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics Project Director, NSU SFGWEP, Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Naushira Pandya is Professor and Chair of the Geriatrics Department at NSU, Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Project Director of the HRSA funded NSU South Florida Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Endocrinology and Metabolism, and is a certified medical director and a geriatrics fellowship program director. Dr. Pandya holds the distinction of being a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar, White House advisor during the Obama Administration, Past President of AMDA, the national Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, and VP of the Broward County Area Agency on Aging. She has participated in development of multiple clinical guidelines and position statements, and is a recognized for her work in diabetes in the elderly, as well as best practices in long-term care.

Amit Kumar Dey
Dr. Amit Kumar Dey,

Dr. Amit Kumar Dey is a distinguished Consultant Physician specializing in Diabetology, Obesity, and Metabolic Disorders, based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. With over 12 years of extensive clinical practice, Dr. Dey has emerged as a leading expert in his field, with Diabetology being his primary subspecialty. His dedication and excellence in patient care and awareness have been recognized through several prestigious awards. Notable among them are the Diabetes Awareness Initiative Award at Diabetes India 2020 and the Voluntary Faculty of the Year Award by the IMACP India Chapter in 2022. Additionally, his groundbreaking contributions to improving diabetes care through technological innovation earned him the esteemed JPEF2023 Award.

Katharine Barnard-Kelly
Prof. Katharine Barnard-Kelly, PhD, CPsychol AFBPsS, Professor of Health Psychology

Professor Katharine Barnard-Kelly PhD, Chartered Health Psychologist, specializes in the psychosocial impact of disease. As Principal Investigator, Prof Barnard-Kelly led the team to achieve the first ever diabetes psychosocial FDA Approved MDDT qualification for the INSPIRE measures. With expertise in patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and their impact in healthcare appraisal and delivery, Prof Barnard-Kelly also specialises in providing evidence-based and theory-driven research insights for human factor assessment.

Jaime Almandoz
Jaime Almandoz, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Weight Wellness Obesity Medicine Program·University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Jaime Almandoz, MD, MBA, MRCPI, FTOS is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Weight Wellness Obesity Medicine Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Almandoz is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and board certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Almandoz received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Internal Medicine Residency and Endocrinology Fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, and a fellowship in Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases at UT Southwestern.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.